Whilst in Australia recently, I was in the back garden of the house we were staying at in Swansea. It was a lovely sunny day and as I glanced up to the sky I was taken aback to see a rainbow which stretched the entire way around the sun! What the…??!!!
I was sure I was witnessing something unusual and amazing, it was a phenomenon that I had never seen before. However, on further investigation I found out that these are in fact quite common!
Known as 22° halos, they appear when ice crystals in very high clouds reflect the light of the sun (at least that is how I understood it! Feel free to correct me!).
Even if they are fairly common, it was my first time seeing one in all its glory and I couldn’t stop staring at it and taking photos as it glimmered down on me!
Daily Prompt – Glimmer